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good morning, america. new right now, yet another emergency landing for an american airlines plane. this time, passengers warned to brace for impact, as more seats are removed from troubled aircraft. this morning, is a pilot strike coming for the country's most embattled airline? here we go. the super bowl of politics is here. the final countdown to fight night. and just hours before the first debate, the new release of a 5-year-old obama speech. >> folks are frustrated. >> what's behind it? and will the speech make any difference tonight? bully backlash on the news. the local anchor woman who became the headline when she took on the man who complained about her weight, head-on. >> you know nothing about me but
what you see on the outside. and i am much more than a number on a scale. >> why she went public with the hurtful viewer e-mail. and her message for everyone this morning. ♪ put me in, coach i'm ready to play ♪ back in the game. the major league baseball player who took a fast ball to the head. his first time at-bat seven years ago. his fans campaigning for one more shot at glory. and we'll show you what happened at home plate. love having that music coming in. good morning, america. robin recovering from her bone marrow transplant, watching us this morning. great to have elizabeth vargas. >> he had been, adam greenberg, the only player to have his career end on the first pitch of the first at-bat. and that is no longer the case. miami, giving him a second shot,
so many years later. we'll have it later in the show. >> a one-night shot, right? >> what a night. >> that is great. looking forward to that. also, big night tonight in denver. countdown to the debate. you're looking at the hall in denver. there we are. that's where president obama and mitt romney will face off on stage. one moderator, jim leher the moderator. also, in this half hour, in this first half, a new showdown is heating up. a tree that almost killed, well, mcsteamy as you know him from "grey's anatomy." a tree fell on her from the next door neighbor's yard. a big legal battle brewing.
first, we're going to get to the latest trouble for american airlines. a story we first brought you on "good morning america." another flight was forced to make an emergency landing last night. and abc's jim avila has been tracking all of the developments. jim, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth. american pilots could be at the bargaining table as early as today. bringing to an end, the problems for the airline. this morning, the embattled american airlines under the microscope again. >> i have a gear unsafe flight. >> reporter: another american flight forced to make an emergency landing after an apparent mid-flight maintenance issue. flight 1862, travelling from dallas to st. louis tuesday, turned around after the landing gear appears to jam. >> emergency at this time. we're coming back into dallas. i did get all three back down position. >> reporter: it's serious enough, passengers are told to brace. >> when they said assume the position, it was scary.
>> reporter: the plane lands safely. though some onboard are skeptical because of american's labor dispute with pilots. >> some people are cheering as we're landing. and the rest of us are thinking, is this a scenario they created? or was it real? >> reporter: tuesday's emergency, coming at an especially bad time for the nation's third-largest carrier, the same day it grounded 47 of its 757s, nearly half the fleet, to remove and inspect rows of seats, after three scary incidents of seats coming loose during flight. even flipping over in mid-flight. >> our seats 14, a, b and c are totally disconnected. >> reporter: the bankrupt airline says this morning, the loose seat was an error with saddle clamps, which hold them to the floor. not sabotage by disgruntled worker. >> somehow in the installation process of our seat, we initiated the failure. we're not sure if it's mechanical failure or human failure. >> reporter: today, the airline
hopes it will see the end of its labor struggles. the ceo telling workers, it's been a challenging couple of weeks. an understatement, george. >> for sure. it's "your voice, your vote." just hours from the first crucial debate. more than 50,000 people expected to watch tonight. and let's begin with jake tapper. the latest stab at setting tonight's agenda. the resurfacing of a speech president obama gave in 2007. >> reporter: that's right, george. the speech was covered five years ago. though, not part of the remarks when then-senator obama ad-libbed. conserves are calling it explosive. the obama campaign is calling it a desperate attempt by romney's allies to change the subject. speaking to the largely african-american hampton university ministers conference in june 2007, then-senator obama
went off his prepared remarks. using a different speaking style than usual, obama charged new orleans, post-hurricane katrina, was supposed to get disaster from the stafford fund. a requirement waived for other disaster victims. >> when 9/11 happened in new york city, they waived the stafford act. said this is too serious a problem. we can't expect new york city to rebuild on its own. >> reporter: same with hurricane andrew in florida, he said. but -- >> what's happening down in new orleans? there's your dollars? where's your stafford act money? makes no sense. tells me the bullet hasn't been taken out. tells me that somehow, the people down in new orleans, they don't care about as much. >> reporter: beyond the accuracy of the charge, critics say the president was divisively pandering to a black crowd, by
suggesting malicious discrimination against new orleans. >> people in washington, they wake up, they're surprised. there's poverty in our midst. folks are frustrated. black people, angry. >> reporter: the video also features obama extolling his then-reverend, jeremiah wright. >> a guy who puts up with me, counsels me, listens to my wife complain about me. he's a friend and a great leader. >> reporter: the obama campaign points out that in 2007, then-senator obama spoke out quite a bit in the senate on the issue of disaster relief for the gulf coast. and that's true, george. although, he did speak about it a little differently in the senate. george? >> jake, thanks. let's add in david muir, already inside the debate hall. and political contributor, matthew dowd here with me. unlikely mitt romney is going to bring up this tape tonight. but the governor is behind
nationally. and especially in the key battleground states. do they think they have to shake things up tonight? >> reporter: they absolutely do, george. i talked to a half-dozen advisers over the next 24 hours. and they agree. they have to establish three things. he has to offer a blistering critique of the president. the second thing, though, is criticism within his own party that he needs to offer more details. forward-looking specifics. expected to offer a little more about his tax plan. there's been questions about the tax cuts across the board. which deductions would he eliminate? he's been practicing with that question. they would be surprised, stunned, in fact, if the 47% comments did not come up during this debate. heeds been practicing on that, as well. and lastly, this is their words, he doesn't have to win a charm conte contest, a charm offensive on this stage. he does need to connect with americans and the problems felt
by middle-class families. >> jake, one thing romney is likely to bring up tonight. a gaffe by vice president joe biden, where he said the middle class has been buried for the last four years. >> reporter: that's right. vice president biden tried to clean up those remarks later in the day, saying he was referring to the middle-class buried by tax policies put in by republicans. ones that romney and ryan want to go back to. but criticism of what's happened to the middle-class over the last four years is one that ryan and romney jumped on. >> matthew dowd, what is a win for each candidate tonight? >> mitt romney has to show up and be confidenpassionate and connect with the audience. but really, he has to put the president on the defensive. he needs to turn this race into a referendum on the president. >> and the president? >> i think the president's all about his mannerisms and his style at this point. i think he can't come across as
irritable. he can't come across as impatient. he has to act that he wants to be there, maybe with a lot of smyt smiles. he can't come off out of touch. >> do you think the moderator, jim leher comes up? >> i think mitt romney would make a mistake if he brought it up. let's get to josh elliott and the rest of the morning headlines. >> we're going to get to the desperate scene in northwest minnesota. half of a town forced to flee as wildfires threatened homes there. heavy winds and drought conditions there. flames spread across 3 miles in 20 minutes. workers had to scramble to empty a nursing home and a school. but crews say the fire is mostly under control. we're learning more about the killing of a u.s. border patrol agent along the
mexico/arizona border on tuesday. nicholas ivie, a husband and father of two children. cecilia vega is there along the border. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: josh, good morning. this is one of the famous drug trafficking corridors. for that reason, investigators suspect what happened to agent ivie could be connected to narco trafficking. just three miles from the u.s./mexico border remains a crime scene. the land so rugged, so steep, helicopters have joined the federal officers hunting for whatever killed border patrol agent nicholas ivie. >> nick ivie died in the line of duty. >> reporter: two others on patrol with ivie made it out alive. one agent was shot twice but is expected to survive. another, uninjured. this dangerous stretch of border is known for human trafficking and drug smuggling.
the flow of drugs is so pu pervasive, traffickers called it cocaine alley. border patrol agents are remembering one of their own. while his wife mourns her husband, and father of two young daughters. >> he adored his children. loved his wife. wife loved him. it was all about his family. >> reporter: friends say ivie joined the border patrol because he loved horses. and patrolling on horseback was what he did until tuesday morning. this station was renamed in honor of brian terry, the border patrol agent who was killed in the fast and furious border control. >> thank you for that. to the middle east, now, and a series of massive suicide bombings, striking the heart of syria's largest city today,
killing dozens of people. aleppo is ground zero in the nation's bloody civil war. entire neighborhoods, as you see here, have been leveled. new evidence that serious security concerns have been raised before the attack that killed the u.s. ambassador to libya last month. just before his death, ambassador chris stevens told a retired military officer not to travel to libya because it was unsafe. republicans in congress claim the diplomats repeatedly requested more security there. and nasa has released the clearest video yet of the united states from away and above. a dark area you see in the foreground is the gulf of mexico. up the gulf coast. north past the big cities, atlanta and on up to washington. eventually, you can see very clearly the bright lights of new york city. video all shot from the international space station. and it is spectacularly beautiful. >> it's so sharp. >> amazingly sharp, isn't it? >> that was really a treat. thank you, josh.
>> you bet. now, this morning to facebook. and new questions about how the company may be using our personal information. the company is under fire right now for selling access to its 900 million users. abc's bianna golodryga is here, more, now, with the details. >> reporter: good morning to you. this morning, facebook is facing another crisis of confidence, about how it handles privacy. it's a growing backlash after reports that the company is allowing advertisers to target users based on detailed, personal information. all of this coming as mark zuckerberg is 5,000 miles away in russia, telling is idea of facebook to an entirely new market. the company that convinced its users to share nearly everything about themselves and their personal lives online is reportedly now exploring new, more invasive ways of tapping into its most lucrative asset, its nearly 9 million users. >> the commitment we made is we're going to execute this mission of making the world more open and connected.
>> reporter: but "the wall street journal" reports that facebook is opening those connections to marketers. reportedly now allowing them to target ads based on the e-mail addresses and phone numbers users post on their profiles. it's a service facebook competitors, like google and yahoo! have offered marketers for years. but bun mark zuckerberg, the company's founder, has publicly shied away from. >> what facebook is doing is keeping tabs on what you're doing all over the web. ultimately, facebook is a business. facebook makes more money if they sell more advertising. >> reporter: analysts say the move comes as zuckerberg faces increasing pressure from shareholders. especially after facebook's disastrous ipo. since stocks started selling in may, it's lost nearly half of its predebut value. >> mark zuckerberg is not an
advertising guy. he's reluctant to make facebook a place where advertisers thrive and users don't. but at a certain point, this is the balance that facebook has to juggle. >> reporter: what users may not like is reports that the company is studying how its online ads later affect how users buy offline. we're going to get to the heartwarming comeback story now. adam greenberg of the marlins suffered a devastating injury in his first major league at-bat. but last night, he scored big with the fans. abc's matt gutman was there. >> reporter: those roars, the standing ovation, all for this man, adam greenberg. not because he's a star. but because he is proof second chances really do happen. >> hearing my name and my number, it's a dream come true. >> reporter: it took greenberg seven years to get his second
big league at-bat tuesday. >> here we go. >> reporter: a small moment, perhaps. but for the 31-year-old, this was his real-life "field of dreams." that's because greenberg's dreams were stripped away from him in 2004. hit in the head, the first pitch of his first at-bat, a 92-mile-per-hour fast ball. >> here's greenberg. >> oh, man. he got hit in the head. >> reporter: greenberg could have given up. >> i'm not going to be a 15-minute of fame, you know, one-pitch guy in the major leagues. >> reporter: he didn't. instead, for seven years, toiling in the minors. >> i am going to get back to the big leagues. >> reporter: his fans, leading an online campaign to get him just one shot. >> one at-bat for greeny. >> reporter: it paid off. the florida marlins agreed to sign greenberg for a one-day, one-at-bat contract. >> it was magical. the energy in the stadium was something i never experienced in my life.
>> reporter: by the way, adam greenberg didn't want any softballs. what he wanted was a real second chance. and he got it. >> first pitch. strike one. >> he came after me like a big-league hitter. >> reporter: greenberg's at-bat lasted barely 30 seconds. three pitches, two swings, one strikeout. but worth it. >> he made it back. he got his way back. and the crowd will see him again. >> reporter: with that giant smile. for "good morning america," matt gutman, abc news, miami. >> he made it back. boy, there is a role model. >> spectacular. my gosh. hats off to the marlins for giving him that one at-bat shot. >> glad he got the chance. >> and it was nice to hear him say they treated me like a big leaguer. >> those knuckle balls are tough. our resident marlins fan. >> it's a feel-gd story. we have some fog in a lot of
places. if you're traveling, look at this picture out of pvi in philly. if you don't think there's airport delays, we're getting 2:15 out of laguardia. tweets coming in from all over the philadelphia area, talking about how thick and dangerous that fog is to drive in. be wareful in the areas shaded. it's not immediate, minneapolis, you're 80 degrees today. by friday, 49 degrees. a real shot of cold air. and dallas, by the time we get into saturday, 63 degrees. it's the first real push of cold air. it's going to deliver some snow. we're going to talk about that.
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break with some scattered showers, but your commute this morning is going to be the real problem because this fog, megan, is not going anywhere. >> so if you're curious how the roads are looking right now, let's send it over to lauren cook with a check on your traffic. >>reporter: well, that fog really lead to go a hectic commute. you will want to expect reduced visibility across the region. slow down and turn on those low beams. unfortunately we do have several accidents. trouble in baltimore county where there's a crash in rosedale right on pulaski highway at chessico avenue and in baltimore city, in canton, there's going to be a crash on highland avenue at east baltimore street. if you are using the jfx to get into the city, the southbound lanes are starting to jam from northern parkway down to 28th street. and here's a live look outside at the beltway in parkville. you'll notice the fog and, of course, the heavy delays on that outer loop. they continue all the way up to tow dawn. that's a look at your traffic, here's a look at the forecast with lynette. good morning. >> good morning, lauren. we do have a dense fog til 8:00 shaded in the gray color. it is going to be a rough go of
it. you can see manchester, carroll county going on what's in the area. take it easy as you head out and about. temperatures are on the mild side this morning as well, upper 60s to around 70. maryland's most powerful radar is dry right now. we have a little bit of a break, but as we go into the afternoon, we do have the chance for more scattered showers to pop up in the picture. this is what it looks like for your hour-by-hour forecast, we will be warm today, 85 degrees with a couple of breaks in those clouds. back to you guys. we are out of time. we'll send you back to new york for "good morning america." thanks for joining us. >> we're back in 30 minutes for news, weather and traffic. have a great day and be safe out there on the roads.
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i am overweight. you could call me fat, and, yes, even obese on a doctor's chart. but to the person who wrote me that letter, do you think i don't know that? >> wow. jennifer livingston, lacrosse, wisconsin. making global headlines, taking on the viewer who wrote to her. and she is really making headlines all across the country. >> an extraordinary four minutes of live television you have to watch to beeve. >> sure is. good morning, everyone. robin recovering from her bone marrow transplant. >> it's great to be here with all of you. coming up in a few moments, we'll have the latest on the terrifying stalker trial. the man who was accused of murder represented himself,
questioning his victims in court. now, he's been sentenced. and his victim is speaking out just ahead. he was accused of murder and two counts of attempted murder. >> remarkable. >> it really is. also ahead, a celebrity showdown of sorts. eric dane, also known as mcsteamy, or so i'm told. versus billy corgan, the lead singer for the smashing pumpkins over a really big tree. >> a big tree falling on the back of the poor woman in the backyard. talk about steamy, as josh was just talking about. this is going to be a picture very unusual for you. even though she's been in our home for years and years and years, this is oprah winfrey. >> is that real? >> we'll give you the inside story on that picture. >> she smoked? >> elizabeth, you have to wait
for "pop news." >> okay. >> just like everybody else. >> i can't wait. a lot coming up. but first, we have the latest on the murder trial in georgia. the defendant, a convicted stalker, acting as his own lawyer. he was sentenced to life in prison on monday. this morning, we sit down with his victims for the first time. they sat down with "20/20" anchor, chris cuomo. chris has that. >> reporter: thank you, george. this trial came down to the ability of two people to face down the man who ruined their liv lives. a courtroom became a crucible of fears of the fast and to be rid of a monster. after 17 years, waseem daker's victims say justice prevailed after four hours to send him to prison for a life sentence and 47 years for the murder of flight attendant karmen smith and the stabbing of her son,
nicholas. who survived to take the stand. >> do you remember telling them in 1995 that the eyes were blue. >> i had gotten stabbed by you. so, i don't really think that that was a very good time to be asking a 5-year-old questions like that. >> reporter: in a bizarre twist, nick smith was face-to-face with his attacker, as daker represented himself in court. staring at the man who stabbed him 18 times, smith decided to stand his ground. what did you want him to know? that he didn't break me. that he might have tried to ruin my life. but he didn't. >> reporter: daker is believed to have attacked smith and killed his mother, karmen, as revenge against the woman he stalked, she, too, had to confront the man who haunted her dreams. >> this is unappropriate. >> it's really inappropriate that you stalk me and harassment and you're sitting here asking
me questions. and i have to come back and answer you. that's hard for me. >> reporter: at trial, you had done something very brave. you had come out and facing almost the ultimate fear. >> yes. >> reporter: you did not want to be shown. >> no. >> reporter: why? >> this is clearly something i had held in for so long, that only a few close, dear friends are aware of what i experienced through the hands of waseem daker. the poor guy had to confront the man who stabbed him 18 times. if he's going to do it, i have to be strong for him. to show him, we can do it. >> reporter: dna evidence tied daker to the crime scene. and the strength of his former victims made the jury see him for what they said he was, a killer, who will hurt these people no more. >> no longer will someone other than me control my life and interrupt my thoughts. >> reporter: how do you feel
different in the quiet moments? >> i can sleep a lot easier than i used to. and i just feel more free than i did before. >> reporter: you took the power back. >> yes, i did. he has no power over me. >> reporter: imagine how hard it was to get to that point, george. this was the boogieman to this man and this woman. >> probably one of the reasons he acted as his own lawyer. but that didn't help him. >> probably not in this case. he knew he had them in the grip of fear. he knew he might intimidate them. he was wrong, as you'll see when we do the story. >> special edition of "20/20" on friday. >> be sure to watch, george. that's our show. now, to the battle heating up between two celebrity neighbors. "grey's anatomy" eric dane, and
rock star billy corgan. nick watt has the whole story. ♪ despite all my rage i'm still just a rat in a cage ♪ >> reporter: living next to smashing pumpkins' billy corgan, noise would have to be the major complaint. apparently not, it's trees smashing into your house. eric is suing his pumpkins neighbor, for trespass, nuisance, negligence, and emotional disdress. that's billy corgan's house right there. one of these huge trees got blown over. smashed right into eric dane's house. according to the throughout, this fallen tree snapped these power lines. is this a case of the tree falls in beverly hills and the lawyers hear it fall? >> it's not so much a function of lawyers. i think it's more of a function of insurance companies or
insurance adjusters getting a little stingy. >> reporter: home alone, eric's pregnant wife rebecca, says she and her 20-month-old daughter were forced to flee, quote, a quickly flooding home, surrounded by live high-voltage wires and without any light. they survived such drama unharmed. >> they've been dispossessed from their home. and they feel that house is not safe until something is done with the trees. >> reporter: in court, corgan had been warned. untrue, replied corgan in a statement. i was horrified when i learned about the tree falling. eric dane did not respond to our calls or e-mails and he wasn't home when we called. corgan called the legal battle a shame because they're nice people. ♪ today is the greatest day i've ever known ♪ >> reporter: corgan has definitely known greater days than this. for "good morning america," nick watt, abc news, beverly hills.
>> nick watt puts it all in perspective. >> i was going to say. he does, indeed. so does sam champion. >> sam. >> good morning, elizabeth, josh, george. we're going to start with some snow. >> what? >> just to see what flies from the desk at this point. >> in alaska. >> no, no. >> you almost hit him. >> i didn't. >> he did. >> it was right there. believe it or not, we got three states with snow, winter weather watches and warnings and advisories here. these areas would normally see their first snowfall somewhere around the second week of november. so, it's a little early. but a good hit. more than six inches of snow possible in some of the areas shaded in the pink zones. that's helena, great falls, and into fargo, getting the hit of snow. in the west, we have a squeeze play to get rid of the heat here. coastal areas start to cool today. vegas, palm springs, you're getting into colder air as this starts dropping out. this is a solid push of colder
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and amy robach has the story. >> reporter: at the age of 40, jennie garth had to reinvent herself personally and professionally. newly singled with three kids, she's showing she's remarkably resilient in a brand-new interview. take a look. looking fabulous at 40, jennie garth is ready for her next chapter. "people" magazine's latest cover girl reveals how she got her life back. and dropped 30 pounds in the process, after her very painful and public divorce. >> i don't think he's a person i would ever want to talk to. >> reporter: we caught up with the former "beverly hills 90210" actress at the "kingdom come" premiere, where she told us how she's getting back in the game. >> i'm slowly getting my life back. definitely been a process. i'm still in the process. but every day sort of gets better and better. >> reporter: last march, they made the shocking announcement they were ending their 11-year marriage.
she admits the couple's relationships had been on the rocks for a while. on her reality show, "a little bit country," the mom of three shared just how devastating the split was. the part about the kids is the hard part, letting them down. i feel like, i failed them somehow. >> she could barely get out of bed. and she was focused on being a good mom. that's all the energy she could muster. >> reporter: but as she approached her milestone 40th birthday, she decided it was time to move forward. >> i didn't put blinders on. the pain, i felt it and experienced it and learned from it. >> reporter: not only did garth shed emotional baggage, she also lost weight, thanks to biweekly sessions with a personal trainer and more spencible eati ining habits. garth regained her girlish figure, looking a lot like her old self-again, in this old navy commercial. garth says she's focused on loving her children and loving
herself. and you can read more about jennie in "people" magazine's latest issue. we hear she may be collaborating more with future project. so, kelly and dillon, back together again. >> thanks, amy. coming up, josh has "the play of the day." and the local anchorwoman who became the headline when a viewer complained about her weight. [ male announcer ] when these come together,
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here's "the play of the day." >> a little "sportscenter" theme. it's actually sports today. just a couple ones. if only because this was me once upon time in los angeles. you get your $6 tickets and sit in the left field palladium at dodger stadium. look at this guy. he catches the ball. bobby crosby, superfan, out there, pulling them in. it's terrific, while he's
holding the camera. >> shooting. >> that's making me dizzy. >> very sickening. >> let's move on to the next one. it's called the bouquet pass. the finish to a high school game watch, yeah, they were attempting, an extra point. instead, they go for two. the guy threw it blindly over his head and it worked. >> i didn't see that. >> do not do that at home. >> we would do that in the front yard. >> it always works because half of the kids are playing in the dirt. and you're walking off to the pinto and the fire hydrant. there's a couple no longer with us on "dancing with the stars." it's all in the break. you disgust me.
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good wednesday morning to you. it's been 11 days since anthony anderson died in police custody and now we know how he died. dism the state medical examiner's office has released a report ruling that anthony's death is a homicide. according to the autopsy report, anderson died from blunt force trauma. now, the report shows that he had broken ribs, a ruptured spleen and internal bleeding. his family calls the incident police brutality and they say that the officer should be held responsible for his death. >> the officers who were involved in this are currently on paid administrative leave. no word yet on whether charges will be filed. time now for a check of the roads. we'll start with lauren because fog is still a real problem out
there. >>reporter: yes, charley and megan. fortunately it's just starting to dissipate, but it's still very foggy across the region, so you will want to expect reduced visibility. we do have a crash in northwest baltimore right on hilton parkway at north avenue. and if you are using the jfx to get into the city, you will want to expect delays traveling southbound from ruxton road down to 28th street. here's a live look outside at the beltway in parkville. outer loop extremely jammed here at hartford road. that will continue up towards providence road. we do have a crash in rosedale that you want to watch out for right on pulaski highway at chessico avenue. that's a look at the roads. here's lynette with a look at the forecast. good morning, lynette. >> good morning, lauren. we do have this dense fog advisory that is set to expire in the next few moments or so, a matter of minutes, so as we go through the rest of this morning, still fog to talk about, but it won't be as dense, it'll be patchy in spots. as we look at urbana right now, we can see plenty of fog hovering across the area. that's going to be the name of the game. it's going to take a while for this fog to really burn off this morning. but as we go into the
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♪ i want candy i want candy ♪ good morning out in times square. team robin members out there, as well. we are happy because we have candy. >> a lot of candy. >> robin is on her medical leave. elizabeth vargas is here and brought a lot. >> i did. it's my gift to all of you. these candies are called unreal because they are, according to the package, unjunk. they're being hocked by gisele bundchen and tom brady. and is being called a natural alternative to classic candies. i've been eating the peanut
m&m's knockoff. >> how do they taste? >> day taste pretty good. >> i like them. they're much lower in calories. maybe if you eat four-times as much. >> i'm afraid to try them. you're clean, george. >> he'll start and he won't be able to stop. >> pass the reese's cups. >> if you're going to have candy, have candy. it's delicious. also, a story getting a lot of reaction, as we've been seeing this morning. a local anchor woman in wisconsin became a leading story when she took on a viewer who sent her an e-mail criticizing her weight. why she revealed his personal e-mail and his her message for everyone. and she is a hero.
this morning. >> i cannot wait to heat meet her by the way, on the air. it's going to be a tough look into the glamorous business of the fashion world. we're hear from a young woman who says modeling isn't all photo shoots and runway shows. she's struggling just to get by. it's a model's life from the inside. that's right here on "good morning america." also "dancing with the stars" this morning. boy, it is all over for joey fatone and kym johnson. did not shine last night on "dancing with the stars." also, when they got kicked off, the crowd didn't love it all that much. they look okay this morning. they're having a good time. we're going to talk to them live in a little bit. first, let's get news from josh. >> we're going to start with tonight's crucial presidential debate. here's where it will happen. you're taking a look at the university of denver. the first of three debates. tonight's will focus on domestic issues, including jobs, the economy, and health care. and president obama will be heading into tonight's showdown,
just hours after a video of him from 2007 surfaced on a conservative website. then-senator obama is heard praising controversial pastor jeremiah wright. and accusing the federal government of not doing enough to help new orleans recover from hurricane katrina. the president's campaign calls the video a desperate attack. meantime, there's signs that mitt romney is ready to offer specifics about his tax plan tonight. all part of a plan to cut tax rates by 20% across the board. and a scathing, new report says a bold, new approach to fighting terrorism has been a big waste of billions of taxpayer dollars. fusion centers were created after the attacks of 9/11. so law enforcement on every level could share intelligence. but senate investigators say those centers have done nothing to stop terror plots. american airlines says wrongly installed clamps and not
sabotage caused seats to become loose on three flights. those seats and everything from the smell of smoke to landing gear issues have forced american flights to divert offcourse. pilots can finally resume contract negotiations today. for the fourth-consecutive year the u.s. birthrate has dropped. experts say the economy is forcing couples to think twice about having kids. there's encouraging news. beer sales are up for the first time in four years. that means americans, particularly young men, may be starting to feel better about their finances. if there is a bridge to be made between the last two stories, we'll be digging into that in the days ahead. i'm sure. scottie was -- he's going yeah, yeah. >> what do you think, scottie? >> i'm doing my part. >> we thank you for your service. >> the economy's off to a robust
recovery. how about "pop news"? >> i don't know where to go with that. scottie, just stay right over there. "pop news" countdown clock. lara spencer returns tomorrow. stop sending complaints about me. move over suri. there's a new pint-sized fashion. emme anthony, just at 4 years old, she's snagging front-row seats at fashion week. emme and her mom caught the chanel show in paris on tuesday. soaking up the spotlight in that pink dress at her first fashion show. also making a big debut, it may be the craziest handbag ever thanks to karl lagerfeld. the designer unveiled the hula-hoop version of chanel's
quilted bag. >> you could put a small child in that. >> sarina, daddy is not bringing that home for you tonight. >> the chanel is 10,000. i have no idea what that is. i think you could work off the extra pounds. >> i have no idea how much a chanel bag costs, george. i just made it up. look it up. >> now, i have to. the lone ranger and tonto ride again, ladies and gentlemen. we have the first look at the disney film, who has army hammer and johnny depp. what changed the lone ranger from man of the law into masked aven avenger. "the lone ranger" rides into the sunset in july. >> nicely done. >> in july. no? it's not easy being james bond, ladies and gentlemen. just ask daniel craig.
he's the cover boy of the november issue of "vanity fair," talking about just how hard it is for movie stars to live normal lives. people, this is -- it's not easy. back in the day, this is a quote, you could go -- i should do this in a british accent. go into a bar, get drunk, fall over, have a good time, relax, whatever. and no one would know about it. the quote continues. now, everyone's got a camera. stop, ladies and gentlemen, taking 007's picture. stop harassing him. and please, don't send him a martini if you see him out. >> can we look at that picture again of daniel craig? >> in the blue swimsuit? >> the one he posed for. >> it is so tough. it's not easy. hey, everybody, oprah is smoking. really. she's smoking. tweeted this picture out just the other day. and she's smoking a cigarette in it. don't get any ideas.
elizabeth was panic-stricken at the start of the show. before you send lady o. the patch, you were upset, i could tell. it's for a movie called "the butler." oprah sent the snapshot out after wrapping up the good-bye love scene with co-star terrence howard. the good-bye love scene, ladies and gentlemen. >> i think this might be oprah's first love scene. no wonder she's smoking that cigarette. >> the butler. there's so many places we're not going to go after that, elizabeth. "the butler" hits theaters in 2013. but you saw it here on the news that pops. >> thank you, sam. i think we need weather from a very, very credible weather person some place out in the field. i believe our sam champion is in times square right now. is that possible? sam? >> good morning. i couldn't hear a thing. i know what you were doing was brilliant. but i couldn't hear a word of
it. let's start with weather. in the northeast today, here in times square, we have a lot of fog in the area. this fog will be slow to burn off. it's causing real travel trouble in the skies and on the ground. and that's trapped between the two front spots. it's going to be humid and a little warm. here in central florida, where it is probably the rainiest season ever. 80 inches of rain in miami so far this season. that's more than 30 inches above normal. we may end up with the rainiest season ever in south florida, if this just keeps on going for the next couple of weeks. here, we got on the west coast, some good-looking weather. san antonio,
>> we are live in times square. now, it's back to who? >> sam. >> sam. >> sam. >> sam? >> i don't know how -- josh, how does he do it? he's just one man. just -- >> which one's the real sam? >> i don't know, elizabeth. it's so confusing. here's a look ahead on the "gma morning menu." the local anchor woman we showed you going public to fight back against the viewer who criticized her weight. we talk to her live ahead. plus, an inside look at how models really live. and it's not as glamorous as he all thought it was. we'll talk to the latest couple who was booted out of the
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[ cheers and applause ] we're back with the story of a local anchorwoman who became the lead story when she went public with a hurtful e-mail from a viewer, criticizing her weight. her four-minute response to him on-air has gone wildly viral. we'll talk to her live in a moment. but first, take a look.
>> good morning and wok to news 8 this morning. i'm jennifer livingston. >> reporter: jennifer livingston, the morning anchor at wkat in lacrosse, wisconsin, has spent her career reporting the news. but this week, she became it. >> i want to take a moment to address a situation that's been a talking point in this community over the past weekend, especially on facebook, that centers around me. >> reporter: after receiving a viewer i mail from a local man who criticized her weight -- >> it reads as follows. surely you don't consider yourself a suitable example for this community's young people, girls in particular. obesity is one of the worst choices a person can make. and one of the most dangerous habits to maintain. i leave you this note hoping that you'll reconsider your sponlt as a local public personality to present and promote a healthy lifestyle. >> good job. >> reporter: livingston tried to laugh off the hurtful comments. but her husband, also an anchor at the station, could not.
he posted the e-mail on facebook. and an overwhelming amount of support poured in. >> hundreds and hundreds of people have taken the time out of their day to not only lift my spirits, but take a stand that attacks like this are not okay. >> reporter: in the end, it was livingston who got the final word. >> the truth is, i am overweight. you could call me fat. and, yes, even obese on a doctor's chart. but to the person who wrote me that letter, do you think i don't know that? that your cruel words are pointing out something i don't see. you don't know me. you are not a friend of mine. you are not a part of my family. and you have admitted that you don't watch this show. so, you know now about me than what you see on the outside. and i am much more than a number on a scale. are you blowing a kiss? >> reporter: livingston, herself a mother of three daughters, spoke directly to the children in her audience. saying, no one should ever let themselves feel victimized by others.
>> listen to me right now. do not let your self-worth be defined by bullies. learn from my experience that the cruel words of one are nothing compared to the shouts of many. and joining us, now, live, is jennifer livingston, along with her husband, mike thompson. good morning to you both. jennifer, i have to ask you. we all get e-mails from viewers that are sometimes not very nice. why did you go public with this particular one? >> this is one of the worst that i've gotten. and usually, it's about a story which we encourage people to critique us about our stories. and sometimes, it's the occasional, your hair looks this way. your jacket was not -- you know, you're not wearing your jacket well. but this was an attack. this was a personal attack. calling me obese is one thing. calling me a bad role model for our community where i've worked for 15 years, and especially young girls, which i have three
girls, was a low blow. and i wanted to call him out on it. >> do you think the man who wrote this was trying to be hurtful? do you think it was thoughtlessness or cruelty? or both? >> i think in his mind, he views himself as being helpful, which is what i think, a little bit of the problem is. he doesn't see the way he approached it was clearly hurtful to me. he is trying to shame me into losing weight. that's not being helpful. that's being a bully. >> mike, you posted on this your facebook page because, quote, it made you sick, when you read this. you had a real reaction to it. >> i did. like you said, we get e-mails here in the media all the time. but i feel like this one crossed the line out there. and what really angered me, more so than his attack on her not being a role model for our community is that he doesn't know jennifer. he doesn't know me. he doesn't know our family. he doesn't know that jennifer has ran triathlons.
she ran in a race last weekend, a 5k race. she works out two or three times a week. she's going to run in a race this weekend. he doesn't know that. he doesn't know that she has a condition, a thyroid condition, that makes it harder for her to lose weight. he doesn't know any of that. he just decided to attack her for no reason. >> he doesn't know, in fact, she's been trying very hard to lose the weight that she fully well knows she has. you just put out, jennifer. i'm curious for your reaction. the internet has made advances in our lives. but has it made it easier to be a bully? you can insult somebody without the discomfort of having to say it face-to-face? >> you would never say the majority of what you see on the internet to someone's face. that's what it's about. yourself because you're not saying it to their face, you have anonymity doesn't make it okay to say. we need to make sure we're
teaching our children that, especially what's happening in our schools today. >> the general disproportioned conversation as a full. i was struck by something else, jennifer. if you were at home talking about the fat news lady in front of the kids, guess what? your children are probably going to go to school and call someone fat. you really think that discussions like this, comments like this, can lead to bullying in schools of kids? >> i absolutely think that. i do believe that for the majority of kids out there, this behavior is learned. it it's coming from someone else. we all need to have a discussion with our children about what's important, about whether kindness is the way we want to be. or do we want to be critical of the way someone looks. >> and what did you say to your three young daughters about this issue? >> our 10-year-old, we told her this might be something she has to deal with in the future. she needs to be strong. and hopefully, she can follow my
example. >> because she is a good role model. >> oh, that's great. jennifer, mike, thank you so much being with us. be kind to others. thanks so much for being with us this morning. >> beautiful couple. great story. to the side of the beauty business that may not be so pretty. you might think the models have an easy and glamorous life. one struggling model says that's simply not true. linsey davis has her story. >> reporter: strutting your stuff on the catwalk and gracing magazine covers had never seemed so unglamorous. at least when seen through the eyes of model ashley stitt. >> there is so much reaction. you don't always get paid. there's no stability in this work. >> reporter: stitt has been a cover girl and industry insider for more than a decade. this is her day job, trying on clothes.
then, posing for pictures. doesn't sound too strenuous until you hear her talk about it. or read what she wrote in this column for the huffington post. >> the modeling industry is the most unglamorous part. >> reporter: when she landed this, her first cover, for "women's health" magazine, she was disappointed to learn she'd get paid $250. she says many other day-long shoots pay even less. just $100 for the entire day. >> a lot of models do end up working as waitresses. >> stetts wants to clear up misconceptions and give outsiders the inside of what she calls the derbelly of the industry. >> it is a business for them. and they see you as a way to make money, eventually. if you need to borrow money from your agency because you're waiting to pay your rent, they'll charge you sometimes 10%. >> reporter: at 30 years old, stetts says she knows she's
nearing the end of her shelf life as a model. >> what's next? >> reporter: back in march, she started an advice blog called the frugal model. teaching girls to be beautiful on a budget. for "good morning america," linsey davis, abc news, new york. it is "dancing with the stars" time now. the latest couple booted off the ballroom floor, joey fatone and kym johnson. when the audience got the news, it did not go over well. >> leaving right now is, joey and kim. >> they are up bright and early this morning, joey fatone and kym johnson. good morning, kym. joey? >> why? why? god, why? >> it's a lot tougher this time
around, huh? the all-stars is tough. >> it is. it's tough. every week's going to be so unpredictable. who knows what's going to happen? >> you never know what's going to happen. and i got kicked off. >> i guess so. things got a little dangerous with you guys at times. two incidents we want to show right now. the first one, showing this intentional pratt fall you took, joey. bam. and this one, kym gives you a kick right in the jaw. are you okay? >> the pratt fall was fun. >> there was a crash pad. >> there was no crash pad when she kicked me in the face. >> i had taken off my three-inch heels, which was a good thing. >> thank goodness. >> it's all for fun. and it's part of the process when you're rehearsing. you never know what's going to happen. we had a crash pad. but we practiced a few times. >> joey committed to everything. you know, he commits to it.
>> i hear you got rid of the bar in his dressing room this time around. >> no. i didn't get rid of that. >> no. you are going to pass it down to someone, aren't you? >> yeah. the margaritaville maker in my room. >> going to hand it down. >> line baby drew or sabrina might get it. >> quickly, who's going to win this year? >> it's going to be a tough call, believe it or not. everyone's so good. >> everyone's so good. >> and you have people voting. it kind of goes -- >> i love emmitt and cheryl and apolo and -- it could be anyone. >> it should have been us. >> well, thanks for being good sports. it's going to go down to the wire. next "dancing with the stars," monday at 8:00, 7:00 central. we'll be right back.
good wednesday morning. students in carroll county now have a new way to pay for their lunches. this is causing some parents to worry. >> the school is now using palm scanners to pay for lunches. this has some parents concerned about their children's privacy. the county is one of the first areas in maryland to use the palm secure system which pulls each student's account to scan on their palm. dispr school officials say the images on children's palms will not be stored, however, some parents believe it's an invasion of privacy, those parents have declined to participate in the program. >> the palm system is used in schools throughout the u.s. traffic wise, weather wise, fog remains a big story. >> exactly. a lot of schools on delay for that. let's send it over to lauren cook for a check of how your morning commute is going to go. hey, lauren. >>reporter: good morning. the foggy conditions are starting to improve, but we are dealing with several accidents.
trouble on 95 where there's actually a disabled car. this is going to be along the southbound lanes of no combice street. the southbound lanes a complete wreck. we're dealing with an incident on the outer loop at edmondson avenue. here's a look at the delays on 695 in parkville on harbor road. inner loop nice and clear, but the outer loop will remain slow up through towson. that's a look at traffic. now here's lynette with a look at your forecast. >> good morning, lauren. good morning, everyone. so the dense fog advisory that was supposed to expire at has now been extended to 10:00. we've actually added some counties in here. so basically the entire viewing area except for the eastern shore, you are not under the dense fog advisory as of now. we still have some patchy fog, though, across the eastern shore. we step outside in annapolis this morning, and we have plenty of cloud cover out there. as we go throughout the day, we may see a few breaks in the clouds, but all in all we will be seeing more clouds than sunshine and maryland's most powerful radar is dry right now. t as we go throughout the day, scattered showers are
[ cheers and applause ] big crowd here in times square. remember that great, great movie "vacation." chevy chase, beverly beanged'an. they are getting back together here. >> i love that movie. that was always a classic. our new series of reunions kicks off tomorrow. we teamed up with our friends at "entertainment weekly." get ready to see the casts of "clueless," and "melrose place." >> great stuff. where is chris powell? he is somewhere.
he is somewhere hiding in the crowd. in the patch of broadway farms. there he is. >> he really is. >> the amazing transformation. will trina jones, take a look at her before she lost more than 100 pounds. wait until you see her now again. chris powell and his team, working magic. >> that perfect magic to slip into one of fall's hottest trends, by the way. it's denim. it's jeans. it's flare, skinny leg, anything. >> the jeans are a new trend. >> it says so right there. right there. >> it must be true. >> it is true. it's on "good morning america." you know what it also says right there? hail the queen. grammy winner, oscar nominee, we have run out of time for the interview. queen latifah. starring in now and executive
producing "steel magnolias" for lifetime. this isn't an obscure, niche project. it was updated. what drew you to the project? >> well, basically, neil marijuana and craig zarin, who produced "chicago," with me, who produced "hairspray" with me, who i trust and i worked with them, they wanted to do this project and wanted to do it with an all-african-american cast, they wanted me to be part of it. i trust their work ethic. and kenny leon, who is an amazing director. i was excited about working with kenny. >> i'm fully able to embrace this. i'm a cryer in the movies. >> i'm so glad you're a cryer. we need you guys. >> the tears are going to drop here. the big moments, especially in this film, knowing what we know about this story, these are iconic characters. any trepidation for you at all? >> no because i think it's such
a great story. and i think it's such a great story about friendship and family and relationships and being with each other through the ups and downs. and handling those situations together, particularly women. and how we make it through that. so, no. i wasn't intimidated to do that at all. i was really, actually excited. especially when we got the great cast we did. >> i want to look at the cast. we have a clip. and again, you play the character, melin. she is talking about her diabetic daughter's pregnancy for the first time. take a look. >> i suggest we focus on the joy of the situation. >> i agree. >> your first grandchild. how about that? >> people with diabetes have healthy babies all the time. this is one of those times.
i can feel it in my bones. >> i'd put money on those bones. >> i'm in. >> what does not still us, makes us stronger. >> star, star, star. jill, and felicia. what was that like going to work every day? >> i had worked with alfre before and phylicia before. we have two young sons who are always rhyming between takes. it was really good energy. >> i have -- i have a hard time with you having a granddaughter, even if it's not for real. >> i have an issue with that at this point. how do we get that? >> you're coming back to daytime. tell us about the new show. >> i can't tell you all of the details with it. it will be positive. it will be fun, entertaining,
musical. all that good stuff. and basically, it will be live. it will be me. >> it will be you. >> a little bit crazy because it will be me, of course. but i think i just want to create something positive for people who just have that one hour a day when they need to escape and learn something and have some fun. that's what i'm looking to do. on a big scale. like this big. >> that big. >> this big. >> like crossroads of the world big. >> not a little studio apartment. we're talking about -- >> it's grt to have you, as always. "steel magnolias" premieres sunday on lifetime. sam, how do you follow this? >> the queen is what daytime tv is missing. you're going to make a big impact. by the way, josh is not only a cryer in the movies. but he's a messy snacker and a little bit of a talker. a little bit of a talker in the movies. one or two things going on this
morning we want to tell you about. we'll start with pictures from wisconsin. gorgeous fall color. good to see you, queen. thanks for coming by. and also, alaska. getting pictures out of alaska a lot. here's where the warmer temperatures are holding in the country. minneapolis is 80 degrees today. but not after today. and by the time you get to the end of this week, you're going to notice this cold blast that's dropping in here. chicagoland, into the 50s by friday. dallas, you're going down to 63. i think dallas will be happy about that, going from the 90s to the 80s and into the 60s. another way the cool air is moving in. coastal areas are cooler. and l.a. is about 85. you're a talker in the movie. >> and a messy snacker? >> a
her weight. but she had a new future. here's her story. >> as a kid, i always had weight on me. even though i was in the marching band and i was a flag twirler, cheerleader, going to different parades, i still would come home and load up on the wrong food. we ate a lot of fast food. >> reporter: eventually, her weight skyrocketed, to 375 pounds. >> my mom did try to get me to lose weight. i would sneak food. >> reporter: one day online she came across pictures of her former high school bandmates. >> they were fit and tone. they looked amazing. i asked myself how come they look like that and i look like this? and that made me want to change my life. i started this lifestyle change january 20th of 2011. instead of hurting myself, i started helping myself. i'm trying to lose fat and build
muscle. i'm trying to tone everything that i have. i used to get on a scale all the time. one thing i said when the numbers didn't move is, if i keep doing what i'm doing, it will eventually change. in life, you have so many people that give up on you. you can't give up on yourself. i want to teach people how to live healthier lifestyles. and if i can do it, absolutely, anybody in this world can do it. people see me today and they say, i don't remember you heavier. i do. i remember me. >> okay. everyone here ready? you want to see how much weight she lost? let's roll it right there. the scale. wait, wait. there he is. 205 pounds.
>> you started this just last year. and 205 pounds. >> yes, i did. >> bring us back to that first moment when you said, i'm going to make this happen. >> you know, after looking at my friends from high school, and they were so fit and toned, and i looked at myself, and a tear rolled down my eyes. i wanted to know how they looked like that and i looked like this. and we're the same age. at that moment, something clicked. it was time to get healthy. >> it all felt harder to stick with that, through 205 pounds. where did you continue to find the motivation? >> i dug deep. i dug deep. i was tired of being fat. and with god, i made it through. >> what was the hardest part for you? >> hardest part was changing how i eat. the emotional eating. when you're sad, you eat. when you go and get something, you eat. when things don't work out, you eat. >> what clicked there?
>> my thought process. in the way i prepared the food. i feel when you know better, you do better. instead of eating fried foods, i started baking and broiling foods. not using salt. using mrs. dash. changing the way that i eat. >> we saw you working out there. you stuck to that, as well. >> i love to work out. every day. >> now, it's a full part of your life? >> it's habit. >> that's great. you look so great. we have a little surprise for you. where is chris? you know chris powell? "extreme weight loss." >> oh, hi. >> i know you guys did not work together. but how proud of her are you? >> oh, my gosh. you have no idea. you did it on your own. it's so incredible. doesn't she look amazing? you are so beautiful. and look at those guns. oh, my gosh.
we have to do a posedown after this. you know that, right? >> absolutely. >> what lessons can people draw from this story? >> especially the emotional part. the moment of clarity you had, when you talked about and seeing your high school friends. and that moment when you said, you know what? it's going to change. i mean, that's so powerful. there's millions of people out there that are looking for that moment of clarity. again, once they have it, though, the journey begins. but if you don't mind my asking, woo kept you motivated especially in the tough times? >> i had -- i'd stay on facebook. looking at what they were doing in the transformation of their body. and i wanted that. i kept going. and i have people to continue to tell me how wonderful i look. and that keeps me going. >> you look wonderful, by the way. >> thank you. >> yes. want to keep you going. >> one more question. if you had one thing to say to the millions of people out there who are too terrified to take
that very first step, what would it be? >> if you can change your mind, you can change your body. i have people tell me they're afraid to walk around in a gym because they're the fat person. i was the fat person walking around in the gym. now, i'm the fit person walking around in the gym. >> you are the model of a strong mind and strong body. thank you for sharing that story. chris, what a surprise, as well. and chris' book "choose to lose" is on sale right now. and find slimdown strategies on goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! and when we come back, how to get the hottest jeans at the lowest prices. when we switched to fios, we got better tv,
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all right. back, now, in times square. we're going to play guess this steal, to guess which look is the fashion trend. we're going to look at jeans. and kate dimmock of "people style watch" is here to bring us all of the looks we want to be looking for. denim is in again. >> it's a staple. but it goes beyond the basic blue. we're seeing great patterns and colors. and something that started in the spring that's carrying over. and another important good news thing is any style goes. from skinny, to boot cut, to boyfriend, it's all good. there's jeans out there for anybody's budget. >> we're going to start with skinny jeans. you have two models wearing them. i struggle with how to wear skinny jeans. do i wear them with a ballet
flat or a boot? >> if you go with a little heel on the bottom, and a knit like the one kathleen's wearing, you can't go wrong. >> it feels like it's not as flattering. but these models look gorgeous in them. >> it's superimportant is the real go-to style for fall. it looks great with the knits we're seeing and the roomier jackets. we have great options here. >> do we think the stiletto boots is wearing the steal? >> the model in the flat boots. that's a steal? >> let's go, ladies. tell us which one is wearing the steal. let's see it. that's right. whitney's in our steal. >> american eagle, $39.95 such a great jean. it's a good price. but kathleen's jeans from 1961
are famous for a great fit. if you're uncomfortable, this might be for you. >> and a little bit of liycra i them. >> exactly. >> and we go to patterned jeans. >> aren't those adorable. the tops are getting more muted for the fall/winter lock. but this trend is going strong. >> do we think our lady in head heels is wearing the steal, audience? our our lady -- >> you think it's lauren or becca? lauren. >> there we go. >> this is from aeropostale for $27.25. amazing jeans. the counterpoint is current elliot. that's are $198. and really interesting pattern. >> they're both really cute. do you have to wear a solid with them on top? >> you can give another color.
if you're just trying it out, i say go with the aeropostale. >> we have a classic, a standard, the boot cut jeans. >> exactly. this is what "people style watch" call a universally flattering jean. it balances out the hip, looks good with a boyish figure. audience, what do you think? everybody, do you think the vest? everybody is voting for the vest. okay. which one of you is wearing the steal? >> reveal. >> these jeans are available from target for $27.99. >> that's great. >> but the m.i.a. jeans on laura, they're $189 but they are gorgeous. >> all of the models, except for our skinny jeans, are all
wearing heels. >> it's officially pumps. >> i have to say. it's going to make your legs look longer. that's what we're all looking for when we put on a pair of jeans. >> good for walking. >> you know, you can walk on a runway and walk back. no problem. >> ladies, thank you so much. you look gorgeous in your denim this morning. really appreciate it. you can get more information on goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! to find out where you can get all of the jeans you've just seen. we'll be right back. when we switched to fios, we got better tv, better phone, better internet. it was like somebody like took our computer, shook all the junk out of it. we're actually getting more for our money with fios. [ male announcer ] it's time to get more for your money.
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great to be back out here on the patch. tune in for our debate coverage tonight at 9:00, and 6:00 pacific. and what a merger that was, goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! news and information online. >> have a good day. good wednesday morning. a couple minutes away from 9:00. baltimore county police have arrested two men in connection with a series of recent
abductions. >> they've been identified as 21-year-old kenyon waller and 25-year-old william campbell, both of baltimore. police say they abducted several victims from bus stops if baltimore county and the city. the first two cases involve teen girls who were abducted from a bus stop in catensville, held at goiptd and sexually assaulted. -- gunpoint and sexually assaulted. >> police say one of the suspects abducted a man and a woman. both men are being held without bond. fog still a factor out there, lauren. >>reporter: charley, the fog has started to dissipate, we do have our fair share of problems. an accident just cleared on the jfx, it was right on the northbound labors of northern parkway. you will want to expect delays traveling southbound from ruxton road to 28th street. we do have a crash right on northern parkway at york road that you'll want to keep in mind. big problems right now on the west side of the beltway. there's a crash in the outer loop at liberty road. here's what the beltway looks like in hartford. still a bit sluggish on the outer loop as you make the drive up towards providence
road. that's a rook at the roads and here's lynette with a look at the forecast. >> good morning. yes, visibility is still quarter mile or less in a lot of spots. as you head out and about, definitely take it easy on the roadways out there. we're also dealing with a dense fog advisory that has been extend today about 10:00 and also we picked up some more counties along this. the only place that's pretty safe this morning is the eastern shore, although there is still some patchy fog across that area. as we take you outside in towson, you can see what happened this morning, starting to fade a little bit, but patchy fog is in place out there in towson right now. as we look at maryland's most powerful radar, we're dry, but we do have the chance for some more scattered showers and storms to pop up as we go into the afternoon. megan and charley. we are out of time. "the doctors" is up next. >> thanks for joining us. please remember we start at 4:30 in the morning. we hope to see you then.